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Prof Kathy Willis on BBC Radio 4

Photo of Prof Kathy Willis
Tue, 2015-11-10 12:00

Kew's Director of Science, Professor Kathy J Willis, was interviewed for an episode of The Life Scientific, broadcast this morning on BBC Radio 4.

Presenter Jim Al-Khalili talked to Kathy about the future of biodiversity, the importance of science communication and Kew's plans to make its science more accessible to the public. 

Kathy discusses her distinguished academic career in biodiversity, including fieldwork carried out in the New Forest and the Galapagos Islands.

Kew's wreath laid on Remembrance Sunday

Photo of Lorraine Barker and Carlos Magdalena with Kew's Remembrance wreathes
Tue, 2015-11-10 11:32

A second identical wreath was also laid at Kew’s own war memorial to commemorate members of the Kew Guild and staff who fell in the First and Second World Wars.

Symposium on crop diversity and climate change

Crop Diversity and Climate Change graphic
Mon, 2015-11-09 13:27

The Role of Crop Diversity in Transitioning to a Resilient Food System in a Changing Climate

Global Crop Diversity Trust (Crop Trust) and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

This one-day symposium organised jointly by the Global Crop Diversity Trust (‘Crop Trust’) and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (‘RBG Kew’), will bring together experts from around the UK to discuss the role of crop diversity and Crop Wild Relatives (CWR), in building more sustainable and resilient agriculture and food systems.

Kew Publishing success at Royal Society of Biology Book Awards

Kew Publishing book covers
Mon, 2015-11-02 12:33

Winner of the Postgraduate Textbook Prize

Curating Biocultural Collections 
by Jan Salick, Katie Konchar and Mark Nesbitt (published in association with Missouri Botanical Garden)

International garden photography competition: deadline for entries

IGPOTY 2014 competition winner, "My Garden Prairie" by Rosanna Castrini
Wed, 2015-10-21 12:14

International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition deadline for entries — 31 October 2015

As the end of October draws near so does the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition deadline. If you haven't uploaded your pictures yet, don't wait until the last minute!